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How long do I have to hold onto someone's belongings after they move out in Michigan?

Colon, MI |

My sons girlfriend and her two kids (2 years and 7 months) moved in and lived here for over 6 months free of rent. She moved out 10 days ago today with her two kids and left all of hers and her kids' belongings in my home. She has been asked multiple times to come get her things and she refuses to come get them and hasn't made any effort to get them. What can I do? How long do I have to keep her things? Can I sell them in a garage sale?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. If she just MOVED out without notice
    did she ABANDON the stuff? Do you
    know where she moved to? WHAT
    stuff are you talking about? Was there
    a rental agreement? We would need more
    information. If she doesn't come back in
    a REASONABLE time . . . you could
    probably just throw away the junk and
    sell the other.

    THIS ANSWER IS PURELY FOR ACADEMIC DISCUSSION ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY TYPE OF LEGAL ADVICE OR LEGAL REPRESENTATION.